NFG Summary:Counter-Strike takes the thrilling multiplayer action of “Half-Life” to new heights with its intense and strategic team-based gameplay. Whether you’re playing as a counter-terrorist or a terrorist, this game will immerse you in the high-stakes world of special operations. Get ready for heart-pounding battles and unforgettable moments in this iconic first-person shooter.

Categories: Tactical, FPS
Meta Score: 74
Store: Counter-Strike (Price: $ 3,68)
User Score: 78.0
Platform: PC, Xbox
Publisher Names: Microsoft Game Studios
Support Language: English*, French*, German*, Italian*, Spanish – Spain*, Simplified Chinese*
Publish Date: 2003-11-18


PC Requirements:

Minimum: 500 mhz processor, 96mb ram, 16mb video card, Windows XP, Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection

Recommended: 800 mhz processor, 128mb ram, 32mb+ video card, Windows XP, Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection


Counter-Strike modifies the multiplayer aspects of "Half-Life" to bring to it a more team-oriented gameplay. Counter-Strike provides the player with an experience that a trained counter-terrorist unit or terrorist unit experiences.

Positive Comment(s)

The epitome of an addictive multiplayer game that has just the right amount of action and team strategy to make it worth every cent to play online.100GamePro
A must-have for Xbox Live subscribers, Counter Strike for Xbox far exceeds expectations with outstanding online multiplayer matches exuding intensity, competition, and pure fun.82Gamer’s Pulse
If you don’t have Live, you shouldn’t be buying Counter-Strike.80Armchair Empire
This game is a great way to pass the time with friends, and you can expect plenty of fun and entertainment from it.80Next Level Gaming
I wish I can say that this is the closest to online gaming heaven you’ll ever get but it’s small faults are just too hard to ignore.80GameZone
While the game doesn’t look as good as it should, the gameplay and online support is terrific, and the focus on team play puts it in a class by itself.80G4 TV
A fantastic game and even a bare minimum of effort on the part of the developer can’t take that away from
Great port to xbox. While graphics haven’t aged particually well the gameplay is addicting as hell. I thoroughly enjoyed this entry.80Dylan117

Negative Comment(s)

7 / 7 / 8 / 8 – 30 silver [Vol 798; 2 Apr 2004]75Weekly Famitsu
If you have a broadband connection, but this game. If not, I highly suggest a rental. [Jan 2004, p.147]75Game Informer
Fun, addictive and rewarding and it shouldn’t have it’s rich history held against it. It ranks right up there with any shooting game on Xbox Live.75Gaming Age
What’s here is only half a game. Live play may be brilliant, but the single-player experience is sorely lacking. [Jan 2004, p.78]73Official Xbox Magazine
An official disappointment on Xbox, yet the game’s undying popularity defies critical analysis. [Mar 2004, p.78]70Xbox Nation Magazine
A solid effort and enough to keep you interested but only if you’re into the multi-player modes.70Cheat Code Central
What’s missing is any kind of plot-based campaign – what you play solo is the same as multiplayer, only with bots instead of blokes to back you up or blow you up. The one-player ain’t fun, basically.70Computer and Video Games
Hardly the social phenomenon on Xbox that it was on PC, but not a bad way to waste a few lazy hours on a Saturday, either.70Gamenikki
As it stands right now, the game definitely has a “rushed out the door” feel to it, so let’s hope for substantial downloadable content. [Jan 2004, p.66]67Play Magazine
Should have been the next glorious chapter in that game’s story. Instead, it’s a mildly disappointing epilogue.60GMR Magazine

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